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Triathlon team go to great lengths for air ambulance

Triathlon team go to great lengths for air ambulance

A team of nine have completed a triathlon of their own design as part of a year-long effort to raise vital funds for the lifesaving services of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).

The latest feat from the team at TalentTech, a recruitment firm based at Binley, Warwickshire, saw them raise £1,900 after they completed a swim at The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club in Leek Wooton, a cycle around Kenilworth, Leamington, and Warwick, and a trail run around Leek Wooton.

It brings the total raised for WNAA for the year to £5,500 from the charity partner after the team took part in a marathon around Coventry and through friends who took part in runs in Brighton, London, Stourbridge, York, Fylde, Stratford, and in Dubai.

The TalentTech team comprised John Ahearne, Nick Goodwin, Ryan Parfey, Josh Salvin and Richard Shortland, Adrian Middup from Jalapeno UK, James Cousins, and Harry Coleman from GeekaMedia, and James Foxon from North Leamington School. Each of them completed the entire event which consisted of a 1500m Swim, 40 km Bike Ride, and a 10 km Run.

They worked in conjunction with The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, who allowed them to train and kindly opened the swimming pool for them so they could complete the swim.

John Ahearne, who is a senior recruiter at TalentTech, said: “We were so pleased to raise money for your local air ambulance service earlier this year by doing a half marathon and we decided that we wanted to push ourselves even further with another fundraising event before the end of 2021.

“We settled on a triathlon as we thought it would be a tough challenge, which it was. We really enjoyed the day and a number of us would like to do it again. Thank you to everyone who joined the TalentTech team and took part with us, and to everybody who sponsored us to help us raise the money. A special mention too to The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, who were very supportive right from the beginning”.

Lee Bunting, community fundraiser for The Air Ambulance Service, said: “Earlier this year, TalentTech were determined to complete a half marathon even after it was cancelled due to Covid, and people from up and down the country joined in with them to raise an excellent amount of money.

To then go and complete a triathlon is a testament to the passion they have for our charity and their desire to raise as much money as possible. We are very grateful to them and I thank them for all of their dedication and support.”